Top US Food & Beverage Industry Conferences 2023 & 2024

Have you attended any food or beverage industry conferences yet? If your answer is no, and you’re not sure where to devote your time (and money), allow us to help.

  • Experiential & Events
by Braden Douglas
May 31, 2023

Last updated: May 31, 2023

Discover the captivating and diverse world of the US food & beverage industry at various nationwide trade-shows. From snacks, to beverages, these events offer a treasure trove of opportunity.

We’ve rounded-up what we think are some of the best food & beverage events in the US.

Food & Beverage Events 2023

Summer Fancy Food Show

Jun 25-27, 2023
New York, NY

Traditionally the largest U.S. event focused exclusively on the specialty food industry. Exhibitors include SFA maker members and international importers.
Attendees must supply current business credentials to register – the show is strictly B2B and not open to the general public.

IFT FIRST – Annual Meeting & Food Expo

Jul 16-19, 2023
Chicago, IL/Virtual

IFT FIRST – which focuses on food improved by research, science and technology – is the only place you can get what you need to advance your knowledge, network, business, and push the future of food forward. Because when we all work together as one, we bring the world better food.

It provides a chance to exhibitors to showcase the best and exclusive range of food equipment to a vast profile of audience comprising directors, managers, presidents, and CEOs. It encourages food professionals to transform collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the overall benefit of the global population.

Americas Food & Beverage Show

Sep 18-20, 2023
Miami, FL

This trade show offers an excellent opportunity for exhibiting companies to participate and explore unparalleled opportunities to discover new markets and share innovative solutions with approximately 11,000 visitors.

Process Expo – FSPA

Oct 23-25, 2023
Chicago, IL

Process Expo showcases all aspects of the food and beverage processing industry, uniting all industry sectors.

Natural Products Expo East

Sept 21-23, 2023
Philadelphia, PA

With an estimated account of 65,000 visitors and 775 exhibitors, participate in this expo to achieve maximum returns on your investments and build your brand value to new horizons.


Sep 18-21, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

Groceryshop serves as the industry’s personal GPS, helping businesses navigate the rapid rise in ecommerce, the latest business models and technologies, and the changing consumer behaviors that are leaving a lasting impact on the industry.

Food & Beverage Events 2024

Winter Fancy Food Show

Jan 23-24, 2024
Chicago, IL

Tens of thousands of specialty food and beverage products will be available for discovery. Hundreds of brands and countless flavors will be showcased at a premier, one-of-a-kind, trade show destination.

National Grocer’s Association – NGA Show

Mar 10-12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV

Over the course of three days, the National Grocers Association Show brings together independent retailers and wholesalers, food retail industry executives, food/CPG manufacturers, and service providers for unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage, share, network, and innovate.  The NGA is the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of independent grocers.

Expo West

Mar 12-16, 2024
Anaheim, CA

Natural Products Expo West is the Western US’ largest natural, organic and healthy products event which attracts more than 85,000 attendees looking to shape the future of healthy products.

Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America

Mar 10-12, 2024
Boston, MA

This exposition gathers exhibiting suppliers from 50 countries under one roof, year-after-year, with one goal in mind: provide North America’s seafood buyers a one-stop-shop to access everything seafood, face-to-face. This includes discovering, sampling and sourcing products; meeting with current or new suppliers; networking with industry colleagues; and so much more!

Sweets & Snacks Expo

May 22-25, 2024
Indianapolis, IN

The Sweets & Snacks Expo has been a can’t-miss event for 25 years, bringing endless product innovations, insights and industry connections to thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. Get a jump start on this year’s historic Sweets & Snacks Expo by signing up to receive a notification when registration for the show opens. Beginning in 2024, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will cycle through a rotation of two years at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, followed by one year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas until 2032.

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